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Pisgah Pale Ale - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

174 Ratings
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Pisgah American Style Pale Ale.

Pisgah Pale is a perfect blend of rich organic malts with whole-leaf Chinook and Nugget hops. A crisp, clean profile makes this, our flagship beer, distinct. 31 I.B.U.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 08-01-2005)
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Photo of fehrminator
4/5  rDev +5%

fehrminator, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

sendbeer, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of cosmicevan
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my bro in law for nabbing a growler of this for my visit. I am assuming this is the same as their pale ale currently on tap. Enjoyed from a pint glass.

a - brew poured a soft brown orange that was semi transparent when held to the light. Head was thin and fizzy.

s - nice pale malts, some earthiness, but very appetizing.

t - extremely balanced pale ale. Not hoppy at all, just a classic American pale. Fresh and crisp. Clean and malty. A bit grainy, but nice overall.

m - crisp and light bodied. Could toss them back all day.

o - overall a really nice American pale ale. Malt forward and not hoppy. Classic. Solid.

cosmicevan, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a hazy orange hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

See my review of the IPA and know that the profile is essentially the same except that the pale ale is cleaner with a touch less sweetness (duh).

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a tasty hop driven pale ale.

plaid75, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of jeanphony
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

jeanphony, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of VaterRoss
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery as part of a flight.

Pours and orange/amber with a small white head. Pretty dark for an APA. Smell is piney hops with a bed of grapefruit poking through. The taste has lots of orange citrus with the pine as a secondary flavor. Malt presence is very weak and I think it could use a bit more carbonation.

Solid APA, but I think they can do better.

From notes, Mar 17, 2012

VaterRoss, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of wceaton
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

wceaton, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of sdaly3
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

sdaly3, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of carrollmel7
4/5  rDev +5%

carrollmel7, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of wedge
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

@ Barley's (Asheville)

Clearish amber body, appearing well-carbonated with a ridiculously long-lasting, super fluffy, frothy white head. Lightly floral, spicy hop aromas with some pale fruit. Spicy, fresh floral hops upfront in the flavor...fresh grain and leafy/herbal notes. Fairly earthy overall - not much in the way of citrus. Medium bodied and satisfactorily bitter. While it's not something to get too excited about, it is a solid, pleasant Pale Ale that I enjoy whenever in the Asheville area.

wedge, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of mklinger
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

mklinger, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

PEIhop, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Texasfan549, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

kjkinsey, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of AustinHughes
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

AustinHughes, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of OldTime
4/5  rDev +5%

OldTime, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Random beer gift from a friend, served in a snifter. Beer is amber and clear with a nice off white head of small bubbles, some lacing, moderate retention.

Aroma is a little hoppy, earthy, floral, nice.

Beer is medium in body and a little buttery, slightly creamy in the mouthfeel, decent but not great, not a repeat for me.

drabmuh, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Barley's Taproom in Asheville.

A - amber with a hazy orangish hue; soft white head; great retention

S - earthy, piny, floral - decent hop character

T - toasty, burnt malt character; floral, faint grapefruit

M - medium bodied, light carbonation, smooth

This one has an odd malt character. The toasted malt is off putting. The hop character is good but doesn't redeem this one. I'll probably avoid this in the future.

tdm168, May 26, 2012
Photo of mrfrancis
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy amber with a thin, creamy white mousse.

S: Faint aromas of ripe peach, nectarine, tangerine, caramel, cream, mandarin orange, and biscuits are present on the nose. Not nearly as assertive as I would like, but still very pleasant.

T: Notes of caramel, cream, vanilla, biscuits, nectarine, peach, tangerine, mandarin orange, lemon, and lime wash across the palate. The finish is gentle and fruity with a wealth of peach, nectarine, orange, and tangerine flavors.

M: Medium in body, smooth, and much creamier than I would expect from a beer of this style. Not all that crisp or dry. Very easy to drink.

O: This is a highly unusual APA, but is very appealing in its own way. The flavor profile is intriguing. I would love to sample this again, either out of the bottle or on-tap.

mrfrancis, May 22, 2012
Photo of TheHopHeadGirl
3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

6% pale ale from NC. Very cloudy orange color. At pizza paradisio a glass goes 6$. Glad i got a small glass cause its just comparing to thhe dogfish head saison du buff thats sitting on my table. Again, its ok. No aftertaste which is good. But it doesnt stand out either.

TheHopHeadGirl, May 15, 2012
Photo of twowheelssoar
4/5  rDev +5%

twowheelssoar, May 07, 2012
Photo of ssk
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

ssk, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

acurtis, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of Apellonious
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at pisgah brewery

A - cloudy golden orange. Thin head that sticks on the side of the glass.

S - citrus, fruit, mild hops

T - it's all here, hops, clean finish, some mild sweetness, malts, some back of tongue bitterness.

M - spot on. Great balance.

O - defintiely one of the better apa's I have had. Organic and fresh makes a difference.

Apellonious, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of matzah
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

matzah, Apr 08, 2012
Pisgah Pale Ale from Pisgah Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.